Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fernando Bryce – Taipei Biennal 2012

Fernando BryceTaipei Biennal 201229.09.2012 - 13.01.2013

Fernando Bryce, *1965 in Lima, Peru,
lives and works in Berlin and New York

Curated by Anselm Franke

 

9 available works

Fernando Bryce copies existing texts and images that he finds in publication archives. He focuses on documents that were published in relation to shifts in geopolitical power, such as World War II, European colonization, and Pan-Americanism. The artist refers to his technique as “mimetic analysis.”

He copies the existing text and image in his own aesthetic style, which is characterized by simple drawings that resemble of mid-twentieth century cartoons, and he replaces the texts with handwritten commentaries that have calligraphic traits. Asia, the work presented in the Biennial, is made up of copies of a series of covers of the American magazine Asia, which was later called Asia and the Americas. This North American magazine was very popular in the 1920s and 1930s and was an important source of information for what was happening in the Middle and East Asia at the time.

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Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fernando Bryce – Taipei Biennal 2012
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fernando Bryce – Taipei Biennal 2012
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fernando Bryce – Taipei Biennal 2012
Galerie Barbara Thumm \ Fernando Bryce – Taipei Biennal 2012